Public Safety Writers Association Writers Conference

Probably the PSWA conference was the most fun of any conference I've ever been to. Mind you, I always have a good time at conferences and cons. It's an opportunity to see writing friends and fans I haven't seen for a while and catch up on their news--and a time to make new friends.

What was different about the PSWA conference is there were less than twenty people there. Others might think it was a disaster--but believe me, it made for an intimate gathering. The presentations were exceptional and because the audience was small, people had an opportunity to ask questions.

We were graced with the presence of the Clark County Coroner, Mike Murphy, who gave an outstanding talk. Everyone who presented was knowledgeable sharing their expertise on everything from querying a law enforcment magazine, promotion, electronic publishing, working with editors, what a publishing house is looking for, importance of research, and much, much more. We laughed a lot and enjoyed each other's company.

Most of us went on a "Gangster Tour" learning about much of Las Vegas' history when the mob was in control and it was most enlightening as well as entertaining.

By the time the weekend was over, we'd become a family.

The criteria to being a member of PSWA is to be a part of something to do with public safety, past of present, or to be writing fiction or non-fiction about public safety.

Marilyn
http://fictionforyou.com

Comments

Barbara said…
Sounds like a fun time. Wished I had known about it. Think I need to sign up with the PSWA since I used to work for one of the Asst Chiefs w/Bakersfield PD and my protagonist is a Forensic Anthropologist.

Doing a conference for PSWA in Wash DC would be fun. I've done a lot of research in that area concerning historical murders and their Spy Museum. Great setting and lots to learn!!

Really enjoy your newsletter. Keeps me inspired!!

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